I think the connection Steve is the Presidential Medal of Freedom they both got. Teddy just got his.
With respect to the Dark Prince, I respected him but greatly disagreed with his takes and commentaries. But he was more civil than this new crowd... I don't think he'd have ever equated Obama with Hitler, or gone to Town meetings locked and loaded.
Was Novak also awarded the MOF? Did I miss that? The only connection I was drawing is that I would not mourn Kennedy's passing (when it happens) any more than I mourn Novak's. My reason being Kennedy's history of using wealth and power to mask piss-poor human behavior and escape responsibility for his actions.
Both man have made significant contributions within their fields — whether you agree with them or not. But both men had a demonstrably sleazy personal side that, IMHO, stained their records as decent men.
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